Developing Your PICOT Question
For this assignment, you will select a practice question or issue that is of interest to you and is directly related to nursing practice. This paper will begin with an introduction to the issue or intervention you have selected- including a rationale for why you chose this issue and background into the nature of the problem. For example, if you are questioning if a certain Fall Risk Assessment tool is more effective in reducing falls, then you would provide the background for why falls are an issue for the healthcare environment.
The introduction/background to the problem should be substantiated by current literature (at least 4 sources) to demonstrate why this issue is being investigated. Current literature should be published within the last 5 years. You will then write your PICOT question in a proper format. Please indicate what elements of your question go with each of the PICOT letters. Your PICOT question does not have to include a timeframe if it is not appropriate to your issue.
The paper must be in APA format, including title and reference pages, with a running head, page numbers, double-spaced in 12-point font. It should not exceed three pages but be more than one page, excluding the title and reference pages. You may then use this question for your next assignment, the Literature Review, so this is a good time to start collecting information that may be useful to you again. Four sources will be needed later in the course so be sure you are finding at least four when you start collecting information.